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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Monday, November 24, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Come to this evening story time to enjoy stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For children ages 2 - 6 and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to this themed story time with stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For toddlers ages 2-4 years with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to this themed story time with stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For toddlers ages 2-4 years with a caregiver.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Join us for rhymes, music & songs, finger plays, and books in this story time for our youngest library lovers.

For children birth to age 3 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Enjoy activities celebrating Chanukah, Kwanzaa, St. Nicholas Day, and the Winter Solstice.

For children and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:45 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to this themed story time with stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For toddlers ages 2-4 years with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

Today's special guest is a storyteller and writer who has written books that include The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County and Busy-Busy Little Chick.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Friday, December 12, 2014
Time
4:15 PM
Description
We dare you to keep your feet still when you travel with Desafinado to Brazil for the sounds of samba, bossa nova, and more.

Prairie Breezes concerts are for children and their families and take place on the second Friday of most months. The series is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Enjoy books and songs about Christmas trees, then make your own candy Christmas tree to take home. Yummy!

For children and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:45 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Join us for this monthly drop-in program for all ages. Choose a game to play from the library's collection of board games for adults and families. We have some old classics like Go and Backgammon, as well as new favorites like Dominion, 7 Wonders, and Terra Mystica.

We'll have staff and volunteers standing by to lead demonstrations of how to play. Grab a beverage at the cafe and spend an enjoyable afternoon playing games with friends at the library.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for stories, songs, and activities in English and Spanish.

For children of all ages and their families.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the UIUC
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, December 15, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Join us for rhymes, music & songs, finger plays, and books in this story time for our youngest library lovers.

For children birth to age 3 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to this themed story time with stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For toddlers ages 2-4 years with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Come and create your own homemade holiday cards. Materials, ideas, and examples will be provided. Just bring your creativity!

For craft enthusiasts of all ages (children 7 and under with an adult)
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
7:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Holiday paper-folding fun! Local origami artists will help you make holiday-themed creations to take home or give as gifts.

For children in elementary school and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
2:45 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Champaign Home School Co-op skits and music
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:30 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Time
All Day
Description
Enjoy the student artwork from Hua Nian Art Studio on display December 21 to January 15.

For more information, visit huanianartstudio.com
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library
All Day

Title
Date
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Escape the winter blues with the amazing local Dixieland sextet, the New Orleans Jazz Machine, led by Carl Johnson on clarinet. Your spirits will be lifted and your toes will be tapping as you listen to NOJM's swinging New Orleans-style jazz.

UFLive! concerts offer a diverse lineup of local performers and are scheduled on the third Sunday of most months.

The library would like to thank our generous sponsors for making this month's UFLive! possible and for bringing the joy of music to the community.
Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Come to this evening story time to enjoy stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For children ages 2 - 6 and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

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    Questions? Call Children's Services at 217-367-4069

    For dates and times of library programs and events, check the
    Calendar of Events list on the left or visit the library’s e-calendar at urbanafreelibrary.org.

    Book prizes for the Summer Reading Program are funded by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library.